The Science Of Getting Rich

The Science Of Getting Rich

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by Wallace D. Wattles, Joseph C. Kunz Jr.
     
 

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Book Description This edition is the first in history to be made into a reader-friendly edition with focus questions and author quotes for each chapter, and a full appendix that includes a word index, quotes index, author biography, footnotes, and additional reading resources - all designed to make reading and studying this book much easier, much more enjoyable and

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Book Description This edition is the first in history to be made into a reader-friendly edition with focus questions and author quotes for each chapter, and a full appendix that includes a word index, quotes index, author biography, footnotes, and additional reading resources - all designed to make reading and studying this book much easier, much more enjoyable and much more productive. A modern business student and entrepreneur can learn more from Wattles with our edition than any edition published before in history. While business knowledge has significantly increased since Wattles' time, his common sense and wisdom still form a solid basis for thinking about and studying personal and business success. The Science of Getting Rich continues to provide an excellent starting point for building a successful career, business, and life.

Special Features Used in This Book
1. Foreword The foreword has a short discussion about the book's author and the book's subject matter.
2. Introduction A short introduction by the author to help the reader understand the focus of the book.
3. Focus Questions Key questions to prepare the reader for the concepts addressed in each chapter. A short list of questions is highlighted at the beginning of each chapter.
4. Chapter Summary Key quotes, comments, and important points to remember from each chapter.
5. Illustrations Venn diagrams to help illustrate and clarify important information.
6. Quotes Important and interesting quotes from the author are highlighted in every chapter - and at the end of the book.
7. Biography A short biography of the author to help the reader understand what the author's life was like.
8. Author Bibliography List of publications by this author.

About the Author Wallace D. Wattles experienced a life of many failures, until in his latter years, after extensive study and experimentation, he formulated and put into practice the principles laid out in this book. Now you can benefit from what he developed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933230115
Publisher:
Dickson Keanaghan
Publication date:
12/01/2010
Pages:
146
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

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The Science of Getting Rich


By Wallace D. Wattles Top of the Mountain Publishing

Copyright © 1996 Wallace D. Wattles
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781560871385



from Chapter 1

The Right to be Rich

Whatever may be said in praise of poverty, the fact remains that it is not possible to live a really complete or successful life unless one is rich. No person can rise to his greatest possible height in talent or soul development unless he has plenty of money. In order to unfold the soul and to develop talent he must have many things to use, and he cannot have these things unless he has money to buy them with.

People develop in mind, soul, and body by making use of things, and society is so organized that people must have money in order to become the possessor of things. Therefore, the basis of all human advancement must be the science of getting rich.

The object of all life is development. Everything that lives has an inalienable right to all the development it is capable of attaining.

A person’s right to life means his right to have the free and unrestricted use of all the things which may be necessary to his fullest mental, spiritual, and physical unfolding—in other words, his right to be rich.

In this book, I shall not speak of riches in a figurative way. To be really rich does not mean to be satisfied or contented with a little. No person ought to be satisfied with a littleif he is capable of using and enjoying more. The purpose of nature is the advancement and development of life. Every individual should have all that can contribute to the power, elegance, beauty, and richness of life.

The person who owns all he wants for the living of all the life he is capable of living is rich. Nobody can have all he wants without plenty of money. Life has advanced so far and become so complex that even the most ordinary man or woman requires a great amount of wealth in order to live in a manner that even approaches completeness. Every person naturally wants to become all that he is capable of becoming; this desire to realize innate possibilities is inherent in human nature. Success in life is becoming what you want to be. You can become what you want to be only by making use of things, and you can have the free use of things only as you become rich enough to buy them. Therefore, an understanding of the science of getting rich is the most essential of all knowledge.

There is nothing wrong in wanting to get rich. The desire for riches is really the desire for a richer, fuller, and more abundant life. And, that desire is praiseworthy. The person who does not desire to live more abundantly is uncommon. And the individual who does not desire to have money enough to buy all he wants may not be living to his full potential.

There are three motives for which we live: we live for the body, the mind, and the soul. No one of these is better or holier than the other. Each is desirable, and neither body, mind, or soul can live fully if one of the others is cut short of full life and expression. It is not right or noble to live only for the soul and deny mind or body. It is wrong to live for the intellect and deny body and soul.

We are all acquainted with the loathsome consequences of living for the body and denying both mind and soul. We see that real life means the complete expression of all that a person can give forth through body, mind, and soul. No person can be really happy or satisfied unless his body is living fully in every function and unless the same is true of his mind and his soul. Wherever there is an unexpressed possibility or an unperformed function, there is an unsatisfied desire. Desire is possibility seeking expression or function seeking performance.

A person cannot live fully in body without good food, comfortable clothing, warm shelter, and freedom from excessive toil. Rest and recreation are also necessary to his physical life. He cannot live fully in mind without books and time to study them, without opportunity for travel and observation, or without intellectual companionship. To live fully in mind he must have intellectual recreations and must surround himself with all the objects of art and beauty he is capable of using and appreciating.

To live fully in soul, an individual must have love. And the expression of love is often frustrated by poverty.= An individual’s highest happiness is found in the bestowal of benefits on those he loves. Love finds its most natural and spontaneous expression in giving. The person who has nothing to give cannot fill his place as a husband or father, as a citizen, or as a human being. It is in the use of material things, that a person finds full life for his body, develops his mind, and unfolds his soul. It is therefore of supreme importance to be rich.

It is perfectly right that you should desire to be rich. If you are a normal man or woman you cannot help doing so. It is perfectly right that you should give your best attention to the science of getting rich because it is the noblest and most necessary of all studies. If you neglect this study, you are derelict in your duty to yourself, to God, and to humanity. You can render God and humanity no greater service than to make the most of yourself.





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Meet the Author

Born in 1860 in the United States, Wallace D. Wattles popularized New Thought principles in his ground-breaking classics The Science of Getting Rich, The Science of Being Great, and The Science of Being Well. A great influence on future generations of success writers, he died in 1911.

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The Science of Getting Rich (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading): Financial Success Through Creative Thought 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 148 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I appreciated the knowledge contained, although I knew most of what was written beforehand, the essentials contained definately served it purpose. If you plan to be successful in life (financially), this book can get you there if you simply just apply the simplified instructions as enlisted, most are common sense so nothing to intellectual here.
Jose_Antonio_Espinoza More than 1 year ago
as I experienced failure after failure in my early life until after many years of study and experimentation I followed the scientific principles which created financial wealth more me and my associates Success and Happiness is possible when you act in a certain way! Jose Antonio Espinoza
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been a huge Think and Grow Rich fan for more than twenty years but was blown away by Wattles' Science of Getting Rich. I highly recommend it and feel it has expanded the concept that 'we become what we think about'. It is however driving me crazy that I recognize the narrators voice but can't place him. Can anyone help?
Guest More than 1 year ago
All the answers you are looking for in one stop.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a little abstract , but drives the point home and gives you a plan somewhat like think & grow rich -
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very good book, but you need to recognize that it was written 100 years ago and remember the time period it was written about. There were some mistakes in the beginning, but later in the book I can see mistakes were corrected.
scurvyknave More than 1 year ago
I got some good tips but it reads out of sync with the times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I willingly share this to the world
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Period. Every three words. I can barely. Even read. It. No financial advice. To be found. If you read the book, you'd understand the above statement...but still be confused financially. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED this book very helpful and entertaining
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This book is an excellent motivator in positive thinking. I'm applying the principles and they work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My wife and I read this to each other over the course of an evening.
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This book teaches how to set your mind, body, and soul to accomplish what you want to accomplish
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Janice86 More than 1 year ago
A very good version of the classic book, simple photographs in a few areas enhance the text, and the unabridged text is true to what the author intended. Great work from all the rest.
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